Since the novel coronavirus shutdowns have canceled thousands of graduation ceremonies across the country, these devoted Ohio bus drivers went above and beyond the call of duty to honor their senior high school students.
In a heartfelt display of love and affection, the Loveland High School’s transportation department arranged 22 of their buses to spell out “2020” when viewed from above.
Jim Barrett, the school’s art and photography teacher, then used an aerial drone to capture footage of the bus drivers waving up at the camera from in between the buses.
The school later published it to social media as a means of paying homage to the 392 graduating students, many of whom the drivers have known since grade school.
“Some of us have been around long enough to transport these kids since kindergarten, and some of us have only been working with the district for a few years, but the one thing we all have in common is the love for our students,” said Loveland bus driver Jennifer Bloom Bowman. “This is a huge accomplishment and anyway we can show them some love, we will do it. So here’s to the Class of 2020. Your bus drivers are proud of all of you.”
Since the footage was uploaded to Facebook last week, it has been viewed thousands of times—but the bus drivers are simply happy to support the Class of 2020.
“The love for our students is unconditional and each one will always hold a special place in our hearts,” added bus driver Michele Winter. “Every story, every hug, every laugh and every tear with them are memories and sometimes even lessons. To the kids of the past, the present and the future, this is for you!”
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(WATCH the heartwarming video below) – Photo by Jim Barrett
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